TransLink is kicking off its “I Love Transit Week” with the exhibition of a bus that was first used on the B.C. public transit system more than half a century ago.
The model of bus was built by General Motors in the United States from 1953 to 1959. During that timespan, 3,263 of these 35-foot long vehicles were built.
This particular bus served routes in Victoria and Powell River before being brought over to the Lower Mainland during Expo ’86. It was also used during BC Transit’s centennial celebration.
The Transit Museum Society (TRAMS) has restored the exterior of the vehicle and converted the interior into a mobile theatre and historic display vehicle.
If you’re looking for something to do this lunch hour, No. 730 will be displayed today (Monday, August 25) at the parking lot located at Larwill Park (Cambie Street and Georgia Street) near Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Library Square until 2 p.m. There will be giveaways and photo opportunities!
Vintage B.C. transit bus exhibition
Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
Time: Until 2 p.m.
Location: Larwill Park (Cambie Street and Georgia Street) in downtown Vancouver
Feature Image: TransLink